Had a lovely scrapbook demo at squires in badshot lea yesterday, nice and busy as they had a quilting exhibition there too. for the lovely ladies who admired the mini album i made for my friend Marilyn , here it is finished with instructions.
I painted my box, ( nesting boxes from Do-crafts) with pearlised acrylic paint, several coats
i prefer the lower paper buy just to be sure i am trying it with a toning mat as well, see below
Yup, they are both nice but i think the pink one brings the presents to the viewers attention more.
i shall ink up the edges in a dark purple before sticking into my album,
i then chose a die cut frame to pop over the image.
Try different techniques like embossing as shown above.
i made a front and back cover for my book, and you could just tie it with ribbon if you didn't want to put it into a box. Or you could stick the last page of the book into the bottom of the box, so it just pulls out to view. i thought my box was a little deep for that.
I finally stuck a ribbon all around the lid of the box and tied it on one corner.